We are a team of professional and friendly people with a commitment to helping you achieve your financial goals no matter how big or small.


The Partners at Cheesman Applegarth and Partners have honed their accounting expertise over many years and have worked with individuals, families and business of just about any type you could think of. They have a diverse set of complementary skills allowing them to provide expert business advisory, financial planning, insurance, superannuation, taxation and accounting services.

Doug Cosh
B.Bus., FCPA, J.P(Qual)

Doug has been a partner of Cheesman Applegarth since 1992. He specialises in accounting software and business valuation and continues to advise on matters in relation to taxation, management and business structures. Doug's professional accolades also include past Councillor of Crows Nest Shire Council and past President of the Council of CPA Australia - Toowoomba Branch.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland and is a Certified Practising Accountant with Fellow status.

Jodi Elder
B.Comm (Acc & Fin), Dip. Fin Plan, FCPA
David Graham

David joined the Cheesman Applegarth family in 2013 as a partner. David specialises in taxation, business management and self-managed superannuation administration, attained from his wide variety of industry experience as an accountant for over 25 years.

David, a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor holds a Masters in Taxation from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England.

With a regional upbringing having grown up on a grazing property, our clients can rest assured that David understands your primary and agricultural needs.

Jodi became a partner with Cheesman Applegarth in 2018, and is passionate about working with her clients as a member of their team.  She is always striving to be proactive in offering solutions for her clients to optimise outcomes, build and improve their business, and create wealth.  Jodi specialises in catering to rural clients, and her background growing up on a property near Chinchilla gives her a practical understanding of the challenges people in the rural sector face.

Jodi holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with Fellow status. With a love of adventure, when not at work Jodi can often be found somewhere in the outdoors hiking, or scuba diving in some exotic remote location.


Cheesman Applegarth associates are an integral component of our firm, being highly qualified specialists in their fields. They make possible the high calibre of professional service and support our clients have come to expect. We are proud to boast their expertise and customer service attitudes as important elements of our firm.

Paul Wainwright
B.Bus., FCPA

Joining Cheesman Applegarth in 1980, Paul has a broad range of experience across many areas of business taxation. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (now USQ) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with Fellow status.

Jacko Potgieter

Jacko (Johannes) joined the Cheesman Applegarth team in 2020 and is an expert in taxation and business assurance & advisory services. Jacko holds a bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Jacko is a CPA as well as a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute.